Info Sys & Decision Sciences

DS 71. Quantitative Analysis

Prerequisite: students must take the ELM exam; students who do not pass the exam must record a grade of C or better in a college-taught intermediate algebra course. Quantitative formulation and solution of problems in various disciplines, including mathematics of finance, linear programming, probability, and differential calculus. G.E. Foundation B4.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: B4

DS 71L. Quantitative Analysis Lab

Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in DS 71. DS 71L is not required for DS 71. Extends instruction in DS 71, providing three hours of additional support per week. One-on-one tutoring. Small group and technology-enhanced instruction relating to DS 71 curriculum. CR/NC grading only. (Does not apply to major.)

Units: 1
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

DS 73. Statistical Analysis I

Prerequisites: ELM exam, DS 71 or equivalent; ECON 40, ECON 50 recommended. Introduction to descriptive statistical tools as applied to management decision making. Central tendency and dispersion measures; index numbers (CPI deflators); time series analysis (trends, seasonal variations)probability theory; probability and sampling distributions (normal, exponential, binomial, Poisson); central limit theorem.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

DS 73L. Statistical Analysis I Lab

Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in DS 73. DS 73L is not required for DS 73. Extends instruction in DS 73, providing three hours of additional support per week. One-on-one tutoring. Small group and technology-enhanced instruction relating to DS 73 curriculum. (Does not apply to major.) CR/NC grading only.

Units: 1
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

DS 123. Statistical Analysis II

Prerequisites: DS 71, DS 73, IS 52, IS 52L. Statistical inference as applied to managerial problems and decision making. Emphasizes the inferential process; interval estimation, hypothesis testing, one- and two-way analysis of variance, regression, and correlation a

Units: 3

DS 123L. Statistical Analysis II Lab

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in DS 123. DS 123L is not required for DS 123. Extends instruction in DS 123, providing three hours of additional instructional support per week. One-on-one tutoring, small group and technology enhanced instruction relating to DS 123 curriculum. CR/NC grading only. (Does not apply to major).

Units: 1
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

DS 189T. Topics in Decision Sciences

Prerequisites: 12 units in decision sciences. Theory or application of statistics or operations research applied to current developments.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

DS 190. Independent Study

See Academic Placement -- Independent Study. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

DS 195. Internship

Prerequisite: permission of internship coordinator. Requires 150 hours of work at a prequalified, academically-related work station (business, government, or nonprofit agency.) Reflective journal, final report, and work station evaluation. CR/NC grading only. As a course substitution, prior department approval required. Only one internship may count towards option requirements.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

IS 51. Programming Fundamentals

Prerequisite: IS 52 and IS 52L or equivalent. Structured program design using Visual Basic. Concepts of object-oriented and event-driving programming, user interface design, algorithm development, testing and debugging, and documentation using business examples. (2 lecture, 2 lab hours)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

IS 52. Computer Concepts

Introduction to computer hardware and software systems, impact of computers on society, ethical issues, application of computer technology in many career fields. No credit if taken after IS 50 (Fomerly IS 50)

Units: 2
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

IS 52L. Computer Concepts Lab

Hands-on study of office productivity software to include elements of word processing, electronic spreadsheets, database, and presentation software. Modules may differ by major. Some sections utilize self-paced computer-based training. No credit if taken after IS 50. (2 lab hours) CR/NC grading only. (Formerly IS 50)

Units: 1
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

IS 106. Intermediate Website Design

Prerequisites: IS 52 and IS 52L. Theory and practice of Website design and authoring (HTML). Web page usability, graphic design optimization concepts, and the basics of CGI, Java, and Javascript; introduction to Internet architecture concepts and protocols. (2 lecture, 2 lab hours)(Formerly IS 156T)

Units: 3

IS 130. Management Information Systems

Prerequisites: IS 50 and IS 52L or demonstration of computer literacy; ACCT 4A, ACCT 4B; BA 105W or ENGL 160W (may be taken concurrently). Management concepts in the role/administration of information/information system functions in organizations; enhancement of management with computers; management of systems development; planning and budgeting, analysis, design, implementation and operation of computer-based systems; measurement of operating performance.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

IS 140. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Business

Prerequisites: solid computer skills. Application of geographic information systems to solution of business problems. Study of GIS concepts, software, management, ethical issues, and cases using local data and problems. (2 lecture, 2 lab hours) (Formerly IS 156T)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

IS 150. End-User Computing

Prerequisites: IS 51, IS 52, IS 52L. Use of data resources in business problem solving. Integration of microcomputer packages with systems development concepts to implement information systems. Topics include information centers, 4GLs, and decision support tools. (2 lecture, 2 lab hours)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Summer

IS 156T. Topics in Emerging Information Technologies

Prerequisites: IS 51, 52L. Overview of the most recent tools and techniques in information technology, and their utilization in the business environment with specific content of the course updated and refocused every year. (2 lecture, 2 lab hours)

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units

IS 158. Database Systems

Prerequisites: IS 51; IS 150 recommended. Data structures; file design; database design concepts emphasizing the relational model; data administration; application of database management system software. (2 lecture, 2 lab hours) (Formerly IS 165)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

IS 162. Data Communications

Resource sharing; computer traffic characterizations; multiplexing; network structure; packet switching and other switching techniques; computer network examples; routing and flow control; satellite and ground radio packet switching; transmission media and methods; line control procedures; line capacity assignment; communication processors. (Formerly IS 109)

Units: 3

IS 166. Information Systems, Analysis and Design

Prerequisites: IS 158 with a C or higher grade, ACCT 4A, ACCT 4B, and upper-division standing. Systems approach to problem solving; systems development life cycle; systems analysis; use of system modeling tools; logical systems design, including user interfaces, database, structure, and controls; implementation and testing. (2 lecture, 2 lab hours)

Units: 3

IS 181. Computer Networks Management

Prerequisites: IS 52, IS 52L. Theory and practice of computer network design, installation, and management focusing on the role of the information communications system in a distributed business computing environment. Concepts include network operating systems, protocols, topologies, security, supporting services, applications, and disaster recovery. (2 lecture, 2 lab hours)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

IS 182. Advanced Network Design and Management

Prerequisites: IS 181. Design and management of advanced business telecommunications network components and services. Conceptual foundation and direct hands-on experience in designing, installing, and managing the relevant equipment, software, and services. (2 lecture, 2 lab hours) (Formerly IS 156T)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

IS 183. Advanced Web Site Design and Management

Prerequisite: IS 51, IS 158 (IS 158 may be taken concurrently). Theory and practice of Web site design and authoring. Dynamic HTML and cascading style sheets; Web-based e-commerce application design (client-side scripting and server-side scripting with a back-end database), Web development, project management, user interface design, interactivity design and information design. (2 lecture, 2 lab hours)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

IS 184. Advanced Database

Prerequisites: IS 158, IS 166. (Not open to pre-business or undeclared majors.) Advanced study of database systems. Possible topics include advanced database theory, database administration, physical design and implementation, query processing and optimization, transaction management, recovery, security, and other advanced topics.(2 lecture, 2 lab hours). Not open to pre-business or undeclared majors. (Formerly IS156T)

Units: 3

IS 186. Project Management

(Same as MGT 158.) Phases of the project life-cycle; basic tools and techniques for planning, scheduilng, and control of projects; project organizations; project roles; techniques for building effective project teams; risk management; information technology and e-business projects; computer/internet applications of project management.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

IS 187. IS Practicum

Prerequisites: IS 158, IS 166, IS 186; senior standing. Integration and application of IS skills and knowledge across business functional areas. Students learn to deliver practical and strategic solutions in an integrative organizational environment. Students work in groups as consultants to solve real business problems. Course incorporates ethical considerations into decision-making. Students undergo competitive review and evaluation. (2 lecture, 2 lab hours)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

IS 189T. Topics in Information Systems

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Theory or application of information systems or information management as applied to current developments in the field.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

IS 190. Independent Study

See Academic Placement -- Independent Study. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

IS 195. Internship

Prerequisite: permission of internship coordinator. Requires 150 hours of work at a pre-qualified, academically related work station (business, government, or nonprofit agency). Reflective journal, final report, and work station evaluation. As a course substitution, prior department approval required. Only one internship may count towards option requirements. CR/NC grading only.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring